Eric Pickar received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from South Dakota State University, graduating with high honors in 2000. In 2003, he graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law. While attending law school, Eric was a published editor of the South Dakota Law Review, a member of the USD School of Law Trial Team, and also a teacher for the USD English Department. Additionally, he served as an editor for Moot Court, as President of the Delta Theta Phi Law fraternity, and as a member of the School of Law Disciplinary Board. Eric joined Bangs McCullen immediately after graduating from the USD School of Law. Eric is a member of the Pennington County Bar Association, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. His practice primarily focuses on criminal defense, family law, antitrust and civil litigation.